Walter Camp festivities planned
As part of its 44th annual Weekend festivities, the
Walter Camp Football Foundation will host a High School “Breakfast of
Champions” on Saturday, January 15 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.
The event, which begins at 9 a.m., will be sponsored by the Dan Orlovsky
Xavier High School of Middletown, the Class LL champion and state’s
top-ranked team, will be honored along with the three other state champions
– Masuk (Class L), Hillhouse (Class M) and St. Joseph’s of Trumbull (Class
In addition, the announcement of the Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team will
be made as will the presentations of three awards.
The state Coach of the Year award will be presented by Stadium System. The
three finalists include: Tom Dyer (Hillhouse), Sean Marinan (Xavier) and
John Murphy (Masuk).
The three finalists for the state Player of the Year include: Masuk junior
quarterback Casey Cochran, Ansonia senior running back Montrell Dobbs and
New Canaan senior wide receiver Kevin Macari.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented by NFP Sports, will be
presented to Larry Ciotti, former head coach at Daniel Hand High School who
won five state titles during his 19 seasons (141-42-2 record).
Later that evening, the Foundation will host its national awards banquet at
the Yale University Commons in New Haven. The 2010 Walter Camp All-America
Team, Player of the Year Cam Newton (Auburn), Coach of the Year Chip Kelly
(Oregon), and Connecticut Player of the Year John Moffitt (Wisconsin/Notre
Dame-WH) will be recognized. In addition, three individuals – NFL
Hall-of-Famer Chuck Bednarik (Pennsylvania) and former NFL All-Pros Will
Shields (Nebraska) and Tedy Bruschi (Arizona) – will be presented with